ATF

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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

I import firearms and firearm parts into the United States for general resale, and one of my foreign suppliers recently asked me to provide him with an End User Certificate, which he described as a formal document issued by the United States Government,

ATF does not have the ability or authority to issue End User Certificates certifying to whom imported articles will be distributed after their importation into the United States. Neither the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) nor the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (AECA) require importers to establish end user information prior to importation, and so ATF does not collect such information on its import permit applications. Consequently, ATF cannot issue End User Certificates when approving applications to import regulated commodities.